We have three EE roosters that we hatched last August. I got the eggs from Gabbard Farms and they seem like really nice looking birds...all of them....but we don't have room to keep three roosters. We'd like to keep one in the hopes one of the girls goes broody. My dh has a friend interested in taking two of them but which one do I keep? Each one seems to have such a different temprament. I just read on this forum that they go through an adolescent phase right about 4-6 months so I wonder how much they might settle down by this spring? I have 6 kids (youngest 2yr old) so I can't have an aggressive roo. I can handle a feisty roo just not aggressive. I have been doing all the suggestions for handling the roos. Bottom line...I need you expert advice since I have very little rooster expereince. Domino- He is the biggest EE boy I have...much bigger than all the others (even the BSL roo I had last year who had to be re-homed) Right now he just makes that warning sound when I am around and he just stays close to me and watches me (which makes me feel like he's trying to find the softest place to dig in!). If you try to pick him up he will peck at you. Will that get worse? Or with more handeling can it improve? I like his size Cinnamon He is the top roo right now and is very feisty. He does the wing dance to all his ladies ...even Domino to "protect" them from me. He has never pecked anyone. He will puff up if you offer him your foot... to push him away. He is always warning everyone when I am around but he will let you pick him up and I often do walk around with him as I fiddle in the run area. He seems like all bark and no bite to me right now. Will that stay the same? I like his protective nature and he is the 5yr old's chicken...she would not be happy if he had to be re-homed. Bobby- (sorry no pic) (He is the skinny necked bird in the back of Cinnamon's picture) Well Bobby looks just like Cinnamon (above) only he is not as filled out. He is very low on the totem pole. He is very jumpy and silly not aggressive at all. I wonder if he is the lone roo how that will change. He is jumpy and skinny so not sure I want his genes to carry on? So far they do not fight with each other...will that change? I guess this is a no brainer but I wondered what you all thought? Look into your crystal balls and tell me what the spring willl bring?